Varsity girls fall to Rouse

Junior captain and point guard Shelby Whitten (#3) hits a jumper from the elbow in the Lady Panthers’ 60-42 loss Nov. 18. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Varsity Lady Panthers basketball team fell to Rouse on Monday night in their second home game of the season. After defeating Lehman 73-41 on Saturday afternoon in their season opener, the Lady Panthers couldn’t find their shot in the game against Rouse. Coach Matt Kirschner was disappointed in the loss, but […]

Lady Panthers end spectacular season

The Lady Panthers ended the season in Snyder last week. Back row from left are Hailey Barrows, Skyler Polansky, Andi Graves, Tori Graves, Madi Sharp, Kaley Nelson, Mason Sharp, Hallie Supak, Jaycie Pluenneke, Peyton Redmond, Jill Green, Allee Nix, Peyton Phifer and Madeline Mika.
Kneeling in center are Brianna Hillman and Sarah Philpott. Seated in front are Kelly McKinzey, Payton Walker and Kallie Perrin. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT SNYDER — The Liberty Hill Varsity Volleyball team came up short last week against a talented Abilene Wylie team that had won State the year before. On Nov. 15, the Lady Panthers lost 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-23) to the Bulldogs to conclude their spectacular season in the Regional Semifinals in Snyder. “We […]

For some, hypnosis may be a key to wellness

Dr. Ron Mottern has opened a practice in Liberty Hill that specializes in hypnosis. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado  At the beginning, Ron Mottern was pretty skeptical. So was his wife.   Once more informed, research-rich and formally-educated Mottern knew that this less-traveled, alternative path to wellness — hypnosis — produced impressive results. His wife only needed one session from her husband to realize the benefits.  It took him three sessions. […]

Olde Tyme Christmas celebration comes to Bertram

Reta Whitley is spearheading the Bertram Olde Tyme Christmas Festival, set Nov. 30 in downtown Bertram. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado   BERTRAM — The memories of Christmas past in a small town prompted Reta Whitley to make sure Bertram’s Olde Tyme Christmas Festival didn’t go by the wayside. After being discontinued for a few years despite a successful six-year run before that,  Mrs. Whitley along with Pat Easely, Mary Moore, Margaret Ybarra […]

Council hears from residents on annexation

By SHELLY WILKISON Neighbors residing near two lots in the Twenty-Nine Ranch subdivision told the Liberty Hill City Council during a public hearing Nov. 11 that they oppose a request for annexation into the city. Lori Gallagher said residents of the subdivision, which is located at 9600 West SH 29, have been fighting for responsible […]

Franklin C. Drake

Franklin C. Drake passed away November 8, 2013. He was born in Newark, New Jersey to Frank Everett Drake and Carolyn M. (Amelung) Drake on April 1, 1924. He graduated from Nutley, New Jersey, High School in June 1924.  After serving in the Navy during WWII as a medic in the Amphibian Forces, he married […]

Cross Country Panthers take State honors

From left, Coaches Kelsey Quinn, Kim Holt and Charice Hankins (far right) with the State qualifiers -- Emma Hofmann, McKynzie King, Hannah Manning, Courtney Smith, Chelsea Cole, Danielle Rimann, Jordan Marsh, and in front, Mitchell Germann. The girls cross country team won third in State, King earned fourth place and Germann won third place for 3A Boys. (Photo by Doug Germann)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT ROUND ROCK — The Liberty Hill Cross Country Girls finished their season with a third place win at the State Meet Nov. 9 in Round Rock. The girls finished with a team score of 111, behind College Station, which took first, and Decatur. “We talked about this when we got off the […]

Walkers, runners hit the trail for fellowship, fitness

A blustery, cold evening Tuesday didn’t discourage members of the Liberty Hill Run Club. Front row from left are Mike Bowles, Lisa Harlow, Louis Hellinga and Francoise Pointeau. Standing from left are Larry Nicholso, Judy Jones, Anthony Buck, Bert Marcom, Louise Marcom, Bob Meyer and Glen Hellenga. (Courtesy Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON On a cold and blustery evening, the faithful arrived at Lions Foundation Park determined to stay the course. Earlier this fall, they made a commitment to themselves and to each other to don the yellow t-shirts and take a walk or run at least once each week. Now in its fifth year, […]

Liberty Hill dominates Hillsboro; advances to Area round

The Panthers’ power rushing attack, led by senior fullback Nick Barrios (#33), is looking to make some noise in the playoffs behind their 351.5 rush yards per game average. The Panthers defeated Hillsboro Nov. 15 by a score of 61-22, and will play Vernon on Nov. 23 in Brownwood. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT TEMPLE — Following their District 8-3A Title, the Liberty Hill Fightin’ Panthers came into the playoffs with a message that they were a force to be reckoned with and ready to make a deep run into the playoffs. Senior defensive end Chris Robison did just that on the second play of the […]

Lady Panthers continue playoff run with sweep over Stephenville

The Liberty Hill Volleyball team celebrates a crucial point in the 3-0 win over Stephenville in the Regional Quarterfinals. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT WACO — The Liberty Hill Lady Panther advance to the Regional Semifinals to face Abilene Wylie Friday after sweeping Stephenville 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-21) on Nov. 11. Monday’s win marks the third straight sweep by the Lady Panthers in three playoff matches. The win also allowed Liberty Hill to move up to […]